A Memorable Ski Adventure: Our Ski Trip to Les Menuires, France
We had a fantastic time on our ski trip to Les Menuires, France, where we enjoyed a week of fun, friendship and learning on the slopes.
Our adventure began with a bright and early departure from Heathrow Airport to Geneva, where we boarded a coach to the resort. We wore our distinctive, green tour hoodies, which made us stand out from other travellers and helped us bond as a group.
The Elmhurst group of nine was joined by students from two other Bellevue schools, and we quickly settled into our rooms after arriving at the resort. We were eager to start our first day on the slopes and to make new friends from different schools. On Sunday morning, we put on our ski gear and headed out for our first ski lesson. We were grouped according to our prior ski experience, and we had skilled instructors who taught us the basics and helped us improve our technique.
As a ski novice myself, I was amazed by how much the boys progressed after just one session on the slopes. They showed great confidence and courage as they tackled new challenges and terrain. Throughout the week, we had two ski lessons a day, and the boys never lost their enthusiasm or spirit, even when the weather was not ideal.
We also had plenty of fun in the evenings, as we took part in various activities organised by our wonderful representative. We had movie nights with hot chocolate, karaoke sessions, a pancake evening, a scavenger hunt, and more. There was never a dull moment, and the boys loved the opportunity to relax and bond with their peers after a day of skiing.
The boys learned valuable skills such as independence, organisation and responsibility. They had to look after their own equipment, pack their bags, and keep their rooms tidy. We had surprise room inspections to keep them on their toes, and they did their best to impress us – sometimes with more success than others!
As our time in Les Menuires came to an end, we packed our belongings on Friday night and reflected on the amazing experiences we had shared. We were sad to leave, but we also looked forward to coming back next year and seeing our new friends again. The trip was truly a brilliant experience – filled with laughter, learning and unforgettable moments.
As a complete non-skier, before the trip I was anxious, scared, and worried, but I wanted to be true to our school values of being BRAVE and DETERMINED. So I went ahead and loved the whole experience. I am so proud of the boys and how they embraced this opportunity. Here’s to many more adventures in the snow and memories to last a lifetime!